Mission No. Nineteen – October 17, 1944

Target: Cologne – Marshalling Yards
Bomb Load: 34-100# G.P.; 2-M17 Incendiary
Gas Load: 2100 gallons
Briefing: 0330
Plane: X4934 – Million Dollar Baby
Position: #1, #4 Element, Lead Sqdn., 41st “B” Gp.
T.O.: 0611 Land: 1230 Time: 6 hours, 19 minutes
Left Base: 0713 @ 10000′
Bombs Away: 0923; 23700′; -32 degrees C.
Distance: 959 SM

Remarks: Cologne again! We know flak gunners there by their first names.  Moderate flak barrages which we avoided.  Bombed by instrument.  PFF.  Pretty good mission.

[Note: This was the 379th Bomb Group’s 216th mission.]


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